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The Bloody Deed of 1857

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Clever, Entertaining

About the show

This new supernatural, immersive adventure explores an unsolved murder from 1850s New York and the restless ghosts it left behind. More…

Someone murdered Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30th, 1857 in his New York City home. Minnie Seymour and Charlotte Worthington invite you to a séance to reveal the truth. This play journeys into the past and brings historic documents and actual witness testimony to life. You will meet the two ladies at the Southwest corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street at 8 pm, and they will lead you to the secret, haunted parlor in the historic 19th-century Colonnade Row, where the Instruments of Darkness Tell Us Truths.

Member Reviews (11)


Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Clever, Entertaining

Claustrophobic, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched

See it if you absolutely love immersive theater and everything else is sold out.

Don't see it if you expect a professional show, this is community theater at best.

Also The show started out with such promise as we "discovered" the residenc... Read more Read less

Banal, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if If you've never seen immersive theatre before, you might enjoy the setup. But this is an awful execution of the form.

Don't see it if Trigger warning: this show features a rape and a forced abortion acted live in front of you, along with terrible acting & poor writing.

September 21st, 2018
"The trial is long and grueling; it is here where the ambition of 'The Bloody Deed of 1857' falters...And after one too many shocking revelations, I longed for a space to stop and reflect, or simply catch my breath and take a break...However, in this intimate, up-close setting, there is also a ce...
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